O2878 SILK SCROLL, HANDPAINTED SAMURAI, MASASHIGE KUSUNOKI
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Early Showa Era 1926-1988
Width including Finials 21 inches ( 53.4 cms )
Length 80 inches ( 200 cms )
Very Good, there are light foxings with age, see photo. There is some damage top section of the scroll, see photo, it has been repaired.
This is a lovely scroll from the early Showa Era. It is hand painted on silk, with blue silk mount. It depicts the famous Japanese samurai Masashige Kusunoki with his banner half chrysanthemum and water. Masashige Kusunoki 1294-1336 was one of Japan's greatest military strategists. Finials seem to be animal bone. Wonderful collector's item and interior display piece!
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